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When people are diagnosed as bipolar, do they usually need medication?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Typically they do and should.

In brief: Yes

Typically they do and should.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

True bipolar disorder is disruptive to a person's life and usually leads to a variety of problems in areas such as work, relationships, and other interactions with society.
Medications are usually needed to try to decrease the risk of these problems.

In brief: Usually

True bipolar disorder is disruptive to a person's life and usually leads to a variety of problems in areas such as work, relationships, and other interactions with society.
Medications are usually needed to try to decrease the risk of these problems.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar treatment

A lot of times, folks with bipolar disorder do not want to believe they have a problem. So, if they took meds, they would then be admitting they have a problem. This situation is quite common in fact, and results in an individual often times getting themselves in a great deal of trouble.
In severe cases, the person may find themselves in jail or a mental hospital.

In brief: Bipolar treatment

A lot of times, folks with bipolar disorder do not want to believe they have a problem. So, if they took meds, they would then be admitting they have a problem. This situation is quite common in fact, and results in an individual often times getting themselves in a great deal of trouble.
In severe cases, the person may find themselves in jail or a mental hospital.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

If properly diagnosed.

In brief: Yes

If properly diagnosed.
Dr. Michael Jones
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